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What do you wish we had from cancelled or ended themes/subthemes?

SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 181
edited February 5 in Everything else LEGO
It's the sad fact of merchandise lines based on storylines that we rarely if ever get a piece of merchandise based on everything. Okay, sometimes it's no great loss for some stuff to be left out, but then there are those times when stuff gets left out that you really wanted to have or at least see in a physical form. I know I've seen this a couple of times with Lego, so I thought I'd share a few of my thoughts and open it up for others to share theirs.

Bionicle (there's actually quite a few I could list here, but I'll stick with some highlights)
  • Artakha-this guy was created by Greg Farshtey, the main writer for Bionicle G1, and didn't receive an actual physical appearance until the last year of the line's run. Even then it was limited to text form, but it was impressive: a ten-foot tall figure in green and gray armor with an intricately carved mask. G2 at least gave us a version of the mask, but it would have been nice to get Artakha himself.
  • Karzahni (Pre-Pit)-so this guy we actually got a set for in 2007, but it was just a bit disappointing considering how this guy was introduced. As debuted by Greg Farshtey, Karzahni was a black and gold titan with a mask that appeared to be made of pieces of four separate ones. It is nice that he at least got a set, but seeing one more faithful to his original depiction would have been nice.
  • Makuta (Generation 2)-one of the great disappointments of Bionicle's reboot line was the fact that we didn't get a set version of the series' main villain, Makuta. Now, granted, Lego did come up with some impressive alternate models, but they were a bit of a pain to get put together. Would have been nice to get an official Lego set or two.
  • Toa Hagah (minus Norik and Iruini)-So in 2005 there was this whole thing where two Special Edition sets, initially developed as Toa versions of 2004 characters Turaga Dume and Nidhiki, were turned into Toa versions of Rahaga characters Norik and Iruini. The sad thing is, the two had four teammates who never got Toa forms as sets, despite returning to Toa form in the series' online media. I'm a bit of a completionist, so it would have been nice to see them. A Toa Nidhiki actually wouldn't have been an unwelcome addition either.
Dimensions
  • Lord Vortech-easily the biggest disappointment for me with Dimensions was that we never got a minifig of him.
  • Dalek Saucer-one of the coolest vehicles/settings that appeared in Lego form in dimensions; would have been sweet if it and some other Dimensions items could have gotten sets.
The Lords of the Rings/The Hobbit
  • The Balrog-after seeing this guy in video games, the fact that we never got him in set form is just sad. He would have been a great part of a Mines of Moria set.
  • Battle of the Last Alliance-the prologue for the first film was epic, and included some characters that would have made for great minifigs. Don't lie-you know you want a Sauron fig.
  • Battle of the Pelennor Fields-this set would have been great, especially with all the characters that could have been included: the Witch-King with helmet atop his Fell Beast, Eowyn, armored Merry and Pippin, maybe even Faramir as a bit of artistic license.
  • Battle Packs-for those who like army building, it could have been fun to get some generic Elf, Dwarf, Orc, and various Man factions in battle pack form. Could probably have snuck in Bolg and some other prominent figures while they were at it, if they weren't going to put them in full-sized sets.
  • The Watcher in the Water-is there ever not a reason to have a giant water monster?
Star Wars Rebels
  • Battle Packs-there were honestly a number of character groups in Rebels who would have made for ideal battle pack fodder. These include the Protectors of Concord Dawn, Imperial Sentry Droids, Clan Wren, Rocket/Jumptroopers, Jedi Temple Guards, Infiltrator Droids, and assorted Rebel or miscellaneous groups.
  • Chimaera-okay, so Rebels would have to have been pretty popular for us to get a Star Destroyer specifically stylized to represent Grand Admiral Thrawn's personal ship. But it would certainly have been a neat addition, and could have included a number of interesting figures.
  • Lightmaker-oddly, despite the ship appearing in both Rebels and Rogue One following its introduction in the old Expanded Universe, we have yet to get a Hammerhead Corvette in Lego form. Such a set would have been a great addition, and could have included some fun minifigures like Ryder Azadi and a Rebels version of Princess Leia.
  • Lothal Jedi Temple-as a major setting for various events throughout the series, it would have been sweet to get a set version of this temple.
  • Nightbrother-this Mandalorian Gauntlet-fighter with a sick paint job stood in for Maul's lost Sith Infiltrator, and later served as a prominent Rebellion ship in the series. Would have been nice to get an update of #9525, perhaps with Maul and various other Rebels characters in their Season 3 versions, and maybe even a bigfig or brickbuilt version of the Bendu, reflecting the ship's brief appearance on Atollon.
  • Marauder-Like Chimaera, this Imperial Light Cruiser would probably have been a bit big, but a distinctive and cool vehicle that could have come with some fun characters.
  • Phoenix Nest-" " (just swap out Carrier for Cruiser)
  • Sato's Hammer-a fun ship that could have included its crew from the series, while also giving some fans of the old expanded universe the chance to pick up a ship they could MOC into a fan favorite from that continuity.
  • Shadow Caster-a sweet bounty hunter vessel that could have come with some cool characters.
  • Sith Temple on Malachor-this impressive area served as the climactic setting for season two of the series, so it was sad not to see it appear as a set. It could have included a number of minifigures, including the Seventh Sister and Eighth Brother Inquisitors and "Old Master" Darth Maul.
  • TIE Defender-#8087 could really have used the update.
  • Vanguard-fans have been dying for a Nebulon frigate for years, haven't they?
  • Various other vehicles, ships, locations, etc.-let's face it, Rebels gave Lego plenty to work with; a shame the theme didn't sell better and thus endure longer.
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Comments

  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 347
    Lord of the Rings everything...

    Not to beat a dead horse, but... yup.
    gmonkey76SumoLegodavetheoxygenmansnowhitieSprinkleOtterim2cre8ivsamiam391FowlerBricks
  • klintonklinton CanadaMember Posts: 299
    I'm probably entirely alone in wanting them, but I would have liked to have seen at least one more small wave of DC Superhero Girls. Granny Goodness and Barda (and any more of the Furies, really) would have been amazing! Cheetah and Katana in minidoll form would have been brilliant too, but at least we have minifigs of them from the main DC line.
    MegtheCatgmonkey76mak0137jnscoelhoOdeinoichuscatwrangler
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 514
    Nexo Knights had some great potential villains, I really wish they would have done the forest and aquatic characters. The 2nd season killed the theme, WAY too much light bluish grey. So we ended the theme with a last wave that felt like they repurposed some discontinued Ultra Agents sets.
    MegtheCatcatwrangler
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 481
    As far as Nexo Knights goes, I would have liked to see the episodes that went along with the final wave of sets. 
  • im2cre8ivim2cre8iv Utah, USAMember Posts: 18
    edited February 5
    Definitely more Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. A Balrog, Mordor, Beorn (bear-form), a proper Rivendell, Mount Doom, Fell Beast, Gondor, Osgilliath, Sayron’s eye, etc., etc.

    i still hold out just just a little bit of hope that it will come back... maybe with the Amazon TV show?
    pxchrisMaffyDFowlerBricksSearchlightRG
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,422
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, no doubt: Minas Tirith
    pxchrisSprinkleOtterim2cre8ivsamiam391FowlerBrickscatwrangler
  • ArtfulDodgerArtfulDodger Member Posts: 103
    TLM 1:
    - The Submarine
    - UC Cloud Cuckoo Land council chamber

    Simpsons:
    - Springfield Elementary

    Avatar:
    - More
    Gibbo1959im2cre8ivcatwrangler
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 543
    There was a film-accurate MOC of the Lego Movie 1 submarine in the Lego House when i went there in May last year - was a perfect recreation of the sub with periscopes and Wyldstyle graffiti and even had the swimming kitty at the front. Wouldn’t have minded that available for purchase.

    I also wish we could’ve had more from Clone Wars or Rebels but I seem to remember multiple people associated with TLG saying they were a harder sell. I still wish they would do more from Rogue One in Star Wars because they seemed to forget about it all too soon and it doesn’t look like we’re getting anything significant from RO in the April release.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 674
    Hammerhead Corvette! Hammerhead Corvette! HAMMERHEAD CORVETTE!!!
    The_RancorFowlerBricksSumoLego
  • uwuuwu Member Posts: 12
    edited February 6
     
    Ironically someone own this and made a review already. And yes, I want this.
    SprinkleOtter
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 674
    This is a LEGO forum...
    Muftak1Baby_Yodaoldtodd33
  • uwuuwu Member Posts: 12
    This is a LEGO forum...
    Don't disrespect themes that doesn't have studs. 🦀
    stluxAanchirBaby_Yoda
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 146
    We just needed one more wave of LotR to be content: A balrog set (with or without a bridge), a Minas Tirith set, and a set with the Witch-King on fell beast and Eowyn. I think a big reason so many of us want more LotR is because it's so obvious what is missing, and they spent the last wave on the pirate ship and the Black Gate instead. While the Mouth of Sauron fig is great, no one would rather have had that over the Witch-King.
    FowlerBrickscatwranglerSearchlightRG
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    If you're after LoTR, have a look here:

    https://buildbetterbricks.com/collections/lord-of-the-rings

    I know they're not official sets, but I have build all three, apart from the sword, and they're all really nice models and well-worth considering to fill a few gaps.
    pxchrisJ0rgenMegtheCat
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 251
    I would have enjoyed a few more sets from the Scooby-Doo Theme... Specifically some of them actually based on the locations in the two LEGO films they made and maybe one or two more based on classic cartoons, especially the Scooby-Doo Meets Batman ones because LEGO Scooby dressed in the Flying Suit would have been a brilliant idea.
  • GoodCoffeeJoeyGoodCoffeeJoey Member Posts: 81
    CCC said:
    We could really do with some more Batman variations.
    This, but unironically.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,706
    I would've loved to see…
    • more Blacktron stuff in Space Police 3 besides just Rench's uniform.
    • one or more new costumes/designs for Ava in Nexo Knights (she's such a great character and it's a bummer that she never got a redesign like all the other main characters and even some secondary characters did). Also some more civilian characters and buildings.
    • Like, at least one female character in Knights' Kingdom II? Seriously!
    • Nya's motorcycle from The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
    • One or more battle machines for Hitomi from LEGO Exo-Force, and minifigure designs of her design from the 2006 and 2008 comics.
    • A set of Makuta from Bionicle G2 (either the mask maker version, the giant evil version, or both), as well as the Mask of Ultimate Power and Mask of Time.
    And most importantly, in LEGO Elves, I'd have liked to see…
    • sets/story arcs depicting the Desertlands
    • sets/story arcs with mermaids
    • mini-dolls of Emily's grandmother, Quartzine, and the other three sisters from the legend.
    • a cape and/or cloak for Farran. Why doesn't he get to dress up more?
    • Emily and Azari start dating
    • Emily and Azari kiss
    But overall, I was mostly content with most of these themes for their time, aside from some of the stuff about Exo-Force and Knights' Kingdom II. For the stuff they missed? That's what MOCs are for!

    Note: I'm not mentioning all the stuff from past Ninjago story arcs that I would've liked to see in sets, because a lot of them might still show up in the future.
    LyichirBaby_Yodauwucatwrangler
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,014
    Aanchir said:
    • Emily and Azari start dating
    • Emily and Azari kiss
    I have a solution...
    https://www.fanfiction.net/
    BumblepantsSprinkleOtterAanchirMegtheCat
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,697
    Aanchir said:
    I would've loved to see…
    • Like, at least one female character in Knights' Kingdom II? Seriously!
    • One or more battle machines for Hitomi from LEGO Exo-Force, and minifigure designs of her design from the 2006 and 2008 comics.
    It was always my opinion that Danju would have worked perfectly as a woman.

    And, yeah, it always seemed weird that they put Ryo in Blazing Falcon in the Mobile Devastator set. He never even piloted it...
    AanchirSearchlightRG
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 181
    edited February 12
    I also wish we could’ve had more from Clone Wars or Rebels but I seem to remember multiple people associated with TLG saying they were a harder sell. I still wish they would do more from Rogue One in Star Wars because they seemed to forget about it all too soon and it doesn’t look like we’re getting anything significant from RO in the April release.
    Yeah...like the actual Rogue One, for example.

    @J0rgen I totally agree. @Aanchir I'd go with all the non-Elves stuff; not a fan of that theme, but everything else seemed like a cool idea. Unmade BIONICLE masks have a definite appeal-the ones you mentioned from G2 of course, but there were a few G1 items that would have been nice to get too, like Karzahni's Mask of Alternate Futures, the actual form of the Mask of Shrinking (or they could have just made Dume's mask that), and various masks for characters who only appeared in text form.

    I can definitely name a few Ninjago items that seem to have missed their chance, though admittedly most of these were designed by the show staff which undoubtedly explains their lack of inclusion:
    • Garmadon's Dark Island mech
    • Various Dragons-Overlord, Elemental ones for Nya, the Time Twins, Skylor, Garmadon?, and more impressive ones for Cole and Kai...I made a whole thread
    • The Preeminent
    • Various other TV series beasties
  • terfstenterfsten West VirginiaMember Posts: 184
    More adventure of the hero factory heroes through the galaxy. Feel like they could've continued that a long time if they had wanted to... or maybe I'm biased because that was the theme to really hook me lol. But regardless the whole robot space cops thing could've had a lot more stories.
    Aanchir
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 874
    edited February 13
    I'm so boring! my list is so unimaginative and unoriginal... think I've got gold moon logo on the brain!

    1. Classic Space: a ship bigger than #928... a Mothership perhaps?
    2. Classic Space: more ships/vehicles with the Trans green canopies.
    3. Classic Space: Delta IV Moon base or something with a monorail in classic livery.
    4. Space Police III: a couple more moulds for Alien heads.
    5. Alien Conquest: just more, another year worth of sets would have been nice.
    Anything to expand the "generic" space and Sci-Fi range of parts really.
    MaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,422
    Did we ever have a Classic (Orbital) Space Station - I'd like one of those. If that's too awkward (it would have to sit on the floor/surface like Bespin's Cloud City) then I'd settle for a Mothership, like @Mr_Cross has suggested.
    catwranglerMr_Cross
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    I'd have liked to see that, @MaffyD...
    Mr_CrossMaffyD
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